The FEMA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted a 10-day break on Johnson & Johnson's vaccine after 15 women, of the nearly 8 million who received the vaccine, developed blood clots. A federal advisory panel decided that the benefits far outweighed the risks.
A federal advisory panel decided that the benefits far outweighed the risks.
However, they are still very careful about the subject. For example, at the MDC North site, 127 doses of Johnson & Johnson were administered as of Sunday afternoon, compared to approximately 300 Pfizer vaccines.
“The bottom line is that they now have options, so you can get the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine here in Miami Dade College North, or you can get the J&J vaccine,” Mike Jachles of the Emergency Division told, according to Cuban directory.
"That is an individual decision. If you have any medical conditions or concerns, we urge you to speak with your healthcare provider first to see which vaccine is best for you," they added.
In a television interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Health, said that the biggest problem now is the review of vaccines.
“We take security very seriously, and there was a pause, it was examined and now we are going to move on,” Fauci concluded. He said options are plentiful and safety information is readily available.
Both FEMA and FDA members reported that the Miami Dade College vaccination site is open every day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
It is expected to remain in operation until May 26.
Patients visiting any of the federally funded sites in Florida will receive an information sheet that explains the risks associated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, especially for women under 50 years of age.
Although the risk of blood clots is low, people are afraid to use the vaccine.
Turnout was so low for Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine at a FEMA-run site in central Florida that about 90% of the daily supply went unused after an 11-day hiatus, health officials said.
At a Miami-Dade College vaccine site in South Florida, where 127 doses of Johnson & Johnson were administered as of Sunday afternoon, compared to about 300 Pfizer vaccines, WSVN reported.
And this is not only happening in Miami.
According to Sun-Sentinel, the federally run vaccine site on the West Campus of Valencia College in Orlando only administered 268 doses of the 3,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines that were available Sunday, site spokesman Ian Ohlin told Orlando. Sentinel.
For much of the day, there was "little or no line," Ohlin said.